TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity

June 11, 2008 – December 28, 2008

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 2 Floor Plan

Textiles are powerful communicators of status, gender, and accomplishments in Africa. Featured in this exhibition are never before or rarely seen African costumes and textiles—from ensembles to wrappers to wall hangings to chain mail and accessories and hats—drawn from the National Museum of African Art's collection.